“Superstars”

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“Superstars”

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Superstars, in the form of humans, do not exist.

In a universe where we have discovered over 100 BILLION galaxies, with that number set to double as telescope technology improves in the years to come, there are no humans who are superstars. Not to mention, we’re only alive for roughly 80 out of the 13.5 billion years the universe has existed.

We’re just small particles, insignificant life forms, many of whom think they are “superstars.”

The only superstars that exist are thousands of light years away, at a minimum. For example, VY Canaris Major is a star that has a diameter 155,000 times the size of Earth, and like a billion times the size of one human. That is a real superstar.

You may say, “alright, whatever Jordan” because these numbers are tough even to comprehend. But here’s the whole key:

I don’t matter. You don’t matter. We don’t matter, the richest and most famous people in the world don’t matter. This is not harsh, but freeing. It allows us to hold our egos lightly, to face our “fears,” and to laugh at ourselves and enjoy life.

This, I call The Universal Perspective.

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in lov e, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”

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